Hi All, I'm signing on from Victoria BC, west coast of Canada on Vancouver Island. I live along the beautiful Gorge Waterway just outside downtown Victoria.
I'm a multi-boat owner, but just sold my trusty 16' Hourston Glascraft (to be replaced with a bit larger cruiser). I have a little custom Lund aluminum for the freshwater lakes, and just bought a 12.5' aluminum floor PVC inflatable for putzing around the harbor and local islands.
I love to tinker and fabricate custom toys, so I figured a place like this would be a great spot for advice and ideas. I'll post up a couple of pics of the kit on the gorge once it's rigged properly and completes some hardy sea trials (lol). My power options are likely to be my old 6hp Johnson for Gorge Duty, or my 15hp Mercury for the open water. I also have a literal boat-load full of electrics to try out as well.
First purchases will need to be some launching wheels, and either a better bench seat or pedestal that I can use my folding seats with. Might like to try a Bimini top too.
Looking forward to sharing and learning with you old salty dogs...